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Looking for a restaurant like Bondir, Journeyman, or TW Food.

If these restaurants were all booked (or closed) on a Friday night, where else might you go?

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  1. Bergemot or Rendevoux

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    1. re: shaebones

      Rendezvous, Bergomet, EVOO, Abigails

      1. re: teezeetoo

        yikes. i left out evoo by mistake.

        1. re: teezeetoo

          Went for dinner at Abigail's the other night - surprised to see it included with the likes of Rendezvous and Bergamot - seemed much more like Catalyst in terms of styling - i.e., lots of stone, loud loud loud - and the food - at least what we had - seemed pretty ordinary.

          1. re: Bob Dobalina

            Do you think the food at Catalyst is pretty ordinary? I have only eaten there once, but I would characterize it as superior to Abigail's (where we eat every week because it is next to my office, not because it is great) in every way. I have been recommending it lately to friends and co-workers here in Kendall. I am curious about what food you had at Catalyst.

            1. re: Small Plates

              how about Craigie or Rialto?

              1. re: Small Plates

                Sorry - somehow missed your comment, Small Plates. The reference to Catalyst was only about the setting, not the food.

        2. Hmmm, well this is a little like multiple choice, but if you mean small, farm- to -table driven, and chef/owner, then I'd say:Oleana, Erbaluce, Rendezvous, OYa, Craigie on main. I'd include Strip T's for the menu, but not the environment.

          1. Bergamot or EVOO.

            1. I agree with all, but has Salts completely fallen out of favor?

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              1. re: LauraBear

                I'd add West Bridge in there. May not have existed when this thread was started and mostly created.

                1. re: justbeingpolite

                  +1, although, ambiance wise, west bridge is a tad more hip/contemporary/industrial than the others listed (well, i suppose journeyman is closer to the westbridge spectrum, but still a bit more darker/natural looking, with the plants and all, if i remember correctly).